NME Festival blog: Action Bronson lands role in new Scorsese-De Niro Netflix movie

Rapper Action Bronson has landed a role in Martin Scorsese’s new movie The Irishman.

He joins a starry cast led by Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci in the biographical crime film about legendary mob hitman Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran. The film is based on Charles Brandt’s biography of Sheeran, I Hear You Paint Houses.

The rapper posted a picture of himself with Scorsese and De Niro on Instagram earlier this month, and now Billboard has confirmed his role in the film.

Scorsese, who also co-wrote the film’s script, and De Niro, also its producer, are making the film for Netflix. Harvey Keitel, Anna Paquin, Ray Romano also appear in supporting roles.

The Irishman is also notable for bringing Pesci out of retirement eight years after his last live-action role. The actor won an Oscar for his performance in Scorsese’s 1990 classic Goodfellas, which also starred De Niro.

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Action Bronson also hosts Viceland’s Fuck, That’s Delicious – a travel and food show that follows him across the world as he visits restaurants and tries local delicacies, street food and fine cuisine. Last year another Hollywood legend, Harrison Ford, revealed he is a fan of the show.

Bronson released his third and most recent album, ‘Blue Chips 7000’, last August.


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